Tramadol withdrawal symptoms can be hard to overcome without the proper, medically-supervised treatment program. The prescription painkiller is a narcotic-like medication, used in the management of moderate to severe pain. The extended-release version is meant for moderate to severe chronic pain that persists around the clock. Tramadol is marketed under the name Ultram. Addiction to prescription painkillers is becoming more common everyday and more people are seeking out responsible detox programs that help manage withdrawal. If you stop taking Tramadol suddenly or gradually taper your use, withdrawal symptoms can set in quickly, sometimes within hours of the last dose. The onset of withdrawal symptoms signals that a physical addiction to Tramadol has developed.
Tramadol (Ultram) Withdrawal Symptoms + Duration
Doctors prefer prescribing Tramadol (Ultram, Ultracet) because it is perceived as anon opioid drug, or considered safer and less potent than narcotics based on hydrocodone such as: Lortab,Norco, Vicodin or the ones based on oxycodone such as: Oxycontin, Percocet and etc Many doctors are unfamiliar with the addictive component or the withdrawal symptoms that when patients reduce their intake or try to stop Tramadol all together..
The truth is that this drug addictive properties and side effects, are a lot more complicated than many physicians expected. In addition to its analgesic action via opioid receptors sites, Tramadol may cause a extensive effect on other parts of the patients neuro-chemistry. That means that brain chemicals such as nor-epinephrine and serotonin are compromised by the Tramadol intake. Sudden discontinuation of the drug can include a host of very uncomfortable symptoms such as:
- Mood swings
- Tingling sensation
- Chills or shivering
- Body tremors
- Unusual thoughts
Withdrawal symptoms and duration varies from person to person and can depend on factors including length of use, amount of time since last use and the severity of the Tramadol addiction. More commonly reported symptoms can include strong drug cravings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, mood changes, sweating, chills, tremors, hallucinations, insomnia, breathing problems, muscle and bone pain, palpitations and agitation. More serious withdrawal symptoms can develop, especially in those who have used Tramadol for a long period. These can include potentially life-threatening seizures. This is why it’s so important to seek appropriate help for Tramadol detox.
Medical Management for Tramadol Withdrawal
There is no need to delay seeking help for an addiction to Tramadol or other painkillers because of a fear over the withdrawal process. Withdrawal symptoms can be difficult and could be medically managed to avoid unnecessary medical issues. There are treatment options that can minimize the severity – even eliminate – Tramadol withdrawal symptoms. With the Waismann Method ® of Rapid Detox, withdrawal is medically managed to maximize safety, comfort and results. Our addiction and recovery specialists work with board-certified doctors and anesthesiologists to individualize drug detox programs for each of our patients.
Experiencing drug withdrawal can be tremendously stressful, and not having the proper medical care can exacerbate the discomfort and risks of complications. The Waismann Institute admits patients to their private rooms in a full service hospital, to maximize comfort, privacy and individual care.
Our patients are comprehensively evaluated to determine conditions that might not be readily observable and the best detoxification treatment approach. Because our medical protocol is customized to each patient, the risk of complications is lowered, and the chances of a pleasant and effective detoxification is much higher.
Our multi-board certified medical director evaluates one patient at a time, and the level of care and attention is exponentially higher than treatment centers that the same treatment to multiple patients side-by-side in a room. The Waismann Treatment provides patients with 5 to 10 days of 24 hours inpatient specialized care — in most cases patients spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital and the remainder of the time at our exclusive Domus Retreat.
Waismann Method Offers Opiate-Free Treatment for Tramadol Addiction
Don’t let a Tramadol addiction ruin your life. Our pioneering procedures are performed in a So.California hospital and utilizes specific medications in order to assist patients through a comfortable and safe detoxification. We are worldwide known for our rapid detox process, that takes place while the patients sleep under sedation. Once awaken, they have no conscious awareness of the withdrawal that took place during the procedure. Our highly successful and humane treatment methods, can reverse prescription painkiller addiction in a matter of days, getting you back on your feet quicker than other drug detox programs. And unlike some other facilities, the Waismann Method does not believe in treating addiction with opiate replacement therapy. This ensures you will not have to deal with a second addiction and detox. Our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is also provided to help individuals continue their recovery in a posh and serene environment, with the attentive care they deserve.